Chris Kunitz LW PIT 4 Days

Kunitz potted his first short-handed goal of the season -- and fifth in 11 NHL seasons -- Tuesday against Philadelphia.

The left winger might not be the player he was a couple years ago, but he does have five goals and nine points in his last 12 games. He's also back seeing consistent time with Sidney Crosby, though that could change when Patric Hornqvist returns from IR in a couple weeks.

Chris Kunitz LW PIT 11 Days

Kunitz snapped a three-game scoreless slump with a power-play goal and an assist in Tuesday's win over the Wild.

Although this wasn't sorely needed production for the Pens, since they put up seven goals Tuesday, it's good to see Kunitz back on the board. The Pittsburgh offense generated just five goals over his three-game skid.

Chris Kunitz LW PIT 14 Days

After a demotion to the team's third line in late December, coach Mike Johnston has returned Kunitz to the left wing spot next to Sidney Crosby in recent games.

Although he failed to register a point in Pittsburgh's 2-1 OT win Saturday, Kunitz played fairly well, setting up Crosby nicely for a one-timer. The 35-year-old has probably lost a step but is set to continue seeing opportunities with Crosby. It's possible that he moves to the Pens' second line when Patric Hornqvist returns, but Hornqvist isn't due back anytime soon.

Chris Kunitz LW PIT 21 Days

Kunitz skated on Pittsburgh's third line Saturday with Brandon Sutter and Beau Bennett, going pointless with two shots and a minus-1 rating.

Despite the demotion, Kunitz has looked re-energized lately, scoring five points and registering 16 hits in his last six games. He still has a spot on the team's top power-play unit and could end up back with Sidney Crosby when Steve Downie cools off, gets hurt or suspended.

Chris Kunitz LW PIT 24 Days

Kunitz captured his 11th goal of the season and added an assist in Wednesday's 2-1 victory over the Hurricanes.

It hasn't taken Kunitz long to round into form after coming off injured reserve Dec. 20. In his six games since returning from the broken foot, the winger has posted two goals, two assists and a plus-3 rating.

Chris Kunitz LW PIT 1 Month

Kunitz converted a back-handed breakaway shot for his 10th goal of the season and second in his last 15 contests Friday in Tampa Bay.

He was all alone after coming out of the penalty box and beat rookie tender Andrei Vasilevskiy. Kunitz has a respectable 21 points in 26 games but hasn't looked good since October. Perhaps Tuesday's pretty goal can put him back on track.

Chris Kunitz LW PIT 1 Month

Despite hitting a post with one shot attempt, Kunitz went pointless in his return from a fractured foot Saturday against the Panthers.

He skated almost 20 minutes (19:18 TOI), recording two PIM, two hits, one block and one shot on goal. Kunitz looked rusty at times but fantasy owners will likely want to put him back in their lineups -- now that he's healthy -- for Week 12.

Chris Kunitz LW PIT 1 Month

Kunitz is confirmed back in Pens' lineup Saturday, skating left wing on a line with Sidney Crosby and Patric Hornqvist.

The trio will look to regain some of the its early season fantasy magic. Kunitz had picked up points in his last three games before getting hurt Nov. 29 and will look to make it four straight games Saturday.

Chris Kunitz LW PIT 1 Month

Kunitz (foot) was activated from injured reserve Saturday, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

The activation was a foregone conclusion after Kunitz declared himself ready to play following his participation in the Penguins' morning skate. He's slated to reclaim his spot on the top line with Sidney Crosby and Patric Hornqvist, while also joining the top power-play unit. The winger has potted nine goals and added 11 assists over his 23 games on the season.

Chris Kunitz LW PIT 1 Month

Kunitz (foot) took part in Saturday's morning skate and is expected to play later in the evening against the Panthers,'s Wes Crosby reports.

Kunitz took part in line rushes and was also a participant in power-play drills, an indication the Penguins are treating him as if he'll be active Saturday. The team will still need to bring him back from injured reserve, but that appears to be just a formality at this point. Kunitz has been out since Nov. 29 with the fractured foot, missing eight games as a result.